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MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Assistant - Stem Cell Transplantation Center in Houston, Texas

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Medical Assistant position is to act as lead technical assistant in preparing patients for medical visits and procedures. The Medical Assistant impacts patient care to patients in the Center under the supervision of the clinical staff.

MD Anderson Cancer is seeking a Medical Assistant in its Stem Cell Transplantation Center. Ideal candidate will have at least one year of Medical Assistant experience.

Shift: Monday-Friday 8 hr. shift varied hours between 7am-6pm (based on clinic needs).

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Patient Care and Procedures

Patient Care:

Assists with patient examinations, treatments and procedures. Assists nurses with preparing clinics for the day. Perform positive patient identification. Position patient as needed for appropriate procedures.

Prepare exam rooms prior to patients' arrival. Escorts patients into the room along with required paperwork to facilitate clinic visit. Complete rooming process.

Obtains vital signs and prepares patients for physician's care. Notifies nurse of abnormal parameters.

Documents accurately in the medical record patient care entries, rooming, vital signs, allergies, falls, pain level, ePNA, Travel questionnaire.

Reviews and sorts incoming faxes and forwards reports to clinical team for review.

Procedures:

Collects and transports laboratory specimens. Instructs patients as to test preparations according to planned procedure.

Escorts patients to and from rooms, to E.C., to Inpatient Admitting, Answers clearly and professionally any questions the patient may have. May have to assist with transportation issues, including but not limited to pushing patients in wheelchairs/stretchers, helping patients move from wheelchair to table/bed.

Perform procedures within your scope of practice

Complete opening and closing activities. Prepare room for procedures. Take admission folders to inpatient. Utilize downtime effectively and appropriate

Room Maintenance Upkeep of all clinic rooms.

Clean, stock, prepares and coordinates maintenance of exam rooms, medical supplies and equipment. Maintains inventories of medical supplies. Stocks exam rooms with required linen and levels of supplies. Reports any equipment in need of environmental maintenance to Nurse Manager, CAD or CBM and call for repair. Maintaining a safe environment. Participate in time out procedures. Assist with clinic emergencies. Assist with equipment logs. Equipment upkeep, clean equipment daily and PRN update, prep unit for ZIP rounds. Update whiteboards.

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program or US Military medical services training program.

EXPERIENCE

Required: One year of medical assistant experience. With preferred degree, no experience is required.

Preferred: None

CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

Required: None

Preferred: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 153166

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 34,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,100

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 51,500

  • Science Jobs: No

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